Sunday, January 24, 2010

Rhonda Stapleton is Here!

Hi Everyone!

I know I’ve been MIA lately. Chalk it up to a psycho class schedule. I do want to take time out to post an interview with the AWESOME Rhonda Stapleton, though. Rhonda is another 2009 Deb (her book debuted in December!).

So without further ado. . . .

About Stupid Cupid

Felicity Walker believes in true love. That’s why she applies for a gig at the matchmaking company Cupid’s Hollow. But when Felicity gets the job, she learns that she isn’t just a matchmaker…she’s a cupid! (There’s more than one of them, you know.)

Armed with a hot pink, tricked-out PDA infused with the latest in cupid magic (love arrows shot through email), Felicity works to meet her quota of successful matches. But when she bends the rules of cupidity by matching her best friend Maya with three different boys at once, disaster strikes. Felicity needs to come up with a plan to set it all right, pronto, before she gets fired…and before Maya ends up with her heart split in three.

About Rhonda Stapleton

Rhonda Stapleton started writing a few years ago to appease the voices in her head. She has a Master’s degree in English and a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. Rhonda works as an editor for a legal publishing company and enjoys offering editing workshops. Rhonda lives in Northeast Ohio with her lovely, energetic family, who are more than enough to keep her busy when she’s not writing.

In the twelve minutes of free time she has each day, Rhonda enjoys reading, photography, writing poetry, singing in the shower (and in the car, at work, or basically anywhere that provides oxygen), drinking chai tea, and playing on the Internet.

On to the Interview!

Me: Without giving away too many spoilers, what is your favorite part of the novel/what was the part you had the most fun writing?

Rhonda: I had fun writing the part where Felicity matchmade her parents. I am so mean...

Me: What kind of writing projects are you currently working on? Or, if you aren't working on anything new, is there a different demographic/genre you wouldn't mind tackling in the future?

Rhonda: I'm working on 2 stories--one is a futuristic, and one is a contemp romantic comedy. Very different things. haha

Me: Yeah. I’d say so. I won’t ask how you’re managing that! And finally: who is your writing hero and why?

Rhonda: Dude, probably Nora Roberts. That woman is like a machine--she writes so many books.

Me: Gah! I know! Whatever she’s on . . . I need it!

Readers . . . You can visit Rhonda at her home on the web:

And . . . STUPID CUPID is officially on sale. You can buy it here:

Rhonda will be chatting with Carrie Ryan tomorrow at:

Thank you so much for stopping by, Rhonda!

1 comment:

Sliding on the Edge said...

Good to read about Rhonda and her book. Still haven't read it, but this reminded me it's on my YA list.